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The grapes of math.

It’s all down to maths.  I know when Stephen Hawking tells you this, you believe him.  So, despite falling asleep two minutes into every programme featuring the man, do I.  I concentrate so fiercely, that I’m snoring before I know … Continue reading

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Grape expectations.

Gardening is undoubtedly one of those occupations where it is happier to travel than to arrive, not just because there is always something to do in a garden but because of the weather. When I worked in a language college, … Continue reading

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The Woolworth’s plant graveyard.

The demise of British high street retailer Woolworths has had an effect on more areas of my life than I could possibly have imagined, not least, the garden. Being an innate rather than educated gardener – my father’s firm belief … Continue reading

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Ladybirds.

I am not a great fan of some garden creepy crawlies.   At this time of year when I’m clearing out old compost from pots I’m not thrilled to discover minute snails, hoping to over-winter in a cosy pot to be … Continue reading

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